Free Online Certificate Maker

Whether you successfully passed an online course or want to create beautiful gift certificates for your business — we’ve got your back! Find numerous design ideas in VistaCreate and easily make a certificate on your own. Design certificates for any purpose with the easy certificate maker.
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Create a certificate worth showing off

Access tons of ready-to-use templates in the free online certificate maker. Whether you need a printable certificate or a digital one — VistaCreate is here for you! This way, you won’t have to start from scratch and can save more time for other business activities. Just pick a layout, edit the text, and download or print it.
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Everything you need for the perfect certificate design

VistaCreate has it all — from basic to advanced editing tools for your certificate designs. Use the fast background remover, explore thousands of design objects, and experiment with color schemes to make your own certificates. You can also upload your own content and create a more personalized certificate design.

Find any template for your ideas

Explore pre-made design templates for any industry, theme, or color palette in the VistaCreate certificate maker. With our huge library of certificate templates, you can be certain about finding the perfect one. Once you’re set, it takes a couple of minutes to customize it. Create impressive designs without any design experience in the free online certificate maker.
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Enhance your words of recognition

From looking at our templates, you can tell that the job of matching fonts was already done for you. Just in case you want to create a design from scratch, VistaCreate offers over 680 fonts in 25 languages. Choose the best one for your certificate or upload your own to make a truly unique design.

Add various design objects

Certificates are not always minimalistic. Sometimes they’re bright and colorful, and sometimes they’re monochromatic with a variety of design elements. Create a certificate that fits your design idea with a huge collection of design objects in VistaCreate. Choose from thousands of lines, shapes, stickers, and illustrations in our certificate generator.
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Customize any element you want

Using a pre-made layout doesn’t mean you can’t make your own changes. In VistaCreate, you can customize color, text, background, and every other detail on your selected certificate template. Like the overall design, but want to replace specific shapes? Easy! Explore all the customizing tools in our certificate creator to do so.
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Upload your own content

If you want to customize a certificate with your own font or design elements — no problem! Easily upload fonts, photos, and illustrations to the VistaCreate certificate maker and use them in your designs. You can also add your brand colors, logo, and other visual elements to the editor; create a brand kit to make visuals in your brand’s style every time.
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Tips on making a certificate

  • If you want to print a certificate you made in VistaCreate — there’s nothing stopping you! Just keep in mind that the printed certificate will only look as good with quality ink and paper. To create a certificate for print in VistaCreate, pick a template you like, customize the layout, and download your ready design in PDF Print format to save the quality.

  • Create a printed certificate to show off your performance. Just pick a template you like in VistaCreate, customize it, and download it in PDF Print format. You can laminate your printed certificate for durability, or frame it to be hung on the wall. However, we do not recommend doing this with important documentation that, for instance, verifies your identity. It’s better to keep it in a neat, dark place, so that it’s protected and preserves well.

  • It’s easy to make a certificate design with specific requirements in VistaCreate. You don’t always need to pick a template to get started. Choose a blank canvas on the homepage and enter your custom dimensions. What’s more, is that you can resize an already-existing design using the smart resizing tool in our certificate maker.

  • Want to design certificates from scratch, but don’t know where to start? Explore tons of design ideas in our free certificate maker and get inspired! Type “certificate” into the search bar on the VistaCreate homepage, browse the ready-made certificate templates, and start making your own visuals.

How to create a certificate with VistaCreate

  • Step 1
    Sign in to your account
    Log into your VistaCreate account or create a new one to have all your designs automatically saved. You can come back anytime to edit your projects or create new designs.
  • Step 2
    Choose a template
    Enter “certificate” into the search bar on the VistaCreate homepage to find the necessary format. Explore ready-to-use certificate templates and pick one you like to get started.
  • Step 3
    Customize the layout
    Change the position and scale of each element on a template if necessary. Add design objects, play with colors and backgrounds, or upload your own content for a more unique and personalized result.
  • Step 4
    Download and share
    Download your ready certificate design in a desired format and then print. You can also share your certificate online right from the VistaCreate interface.

Video guide on certificate making

Learn how to create certificates using our professionally designed templates. Watch our tutorial and get the most out of VistaCreate’s tools and features.


  • How do I resize my certificate design?

    Resizing your design is super-easy with our free certificate maker. Open your design in the editor and find the Resize button on the upper right-hand corner of the artboard. Then, pick a desired size from the preset options or set a custom size and design according to the new dimensions.
  • Can I create certificates from scratch?

    Of course! You don’t always have to use ready-made templates in our certificate maker. To create a certificate from scratch, choose the certificate format and pick a blank canvas. Then, browse our media library on the left to find the background, images, and objects for your design, or upload your own. Place objects on the artboard and tweak them with tools that are located on the upper sub header of the certificate creator.
  • How do I transform design objects on a certificate template?

    The Objects tab on the left menu contains various elements for making your designs more unique. These are shapes, lines, borders, icons, etc. To add a new object to your design, select a suitable element on the left, then add it to the canvas by clicking or dragging. Use the Delete button, the Backspace button on your keyboard, or just drag the object beyond the artboard to remove it. You can also upload your files to the certificate generator and easily place them on your artboard.
  • How do I customize my text?

    Add a text block to the artboard and write your copy. Then, click on your text and access various editing options on the upper toolbar of the certificate maker. You can change your text font, color, and style; adjust the opacity; and customize the text style. You can even animate your copy using various animated effects in the VistaCreate certificate maker.

Professionally-made certificate templates

VistaCreate makes sure you can create striking designs in just a few simple steps. So choose your layout and get started!

Design ideas for any occasion

Cover all your content needs with VistaCreate! Choose from 100,000+ ready-to-use templates for social media, advertising, marketing, and more to make studio-level designs for your business.

What our users say about VistaCreate

Charlotte Polley
Charlotte Polley
owner of Boo’s Toy Shop.
Using VistaCreate has enabled me to grow my marketing and content skills. People have noticed that my content has changed across social media and I am loving the comments.
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Jennifer Parr
Jennifer Parr
founder of DIYvinci, an online arts and crafts store.
When you’re a small business owner wearing multiple hats, using a tool like VistaCreate that saves time is crucial. You also don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to be able to develop good designs for your company.
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Kirsty Cleverly
Kirsty Cleverly
owner of Bonjour Quilts, an online quilt pattern store.
My visuals now look better than anything I could just come up with on my own. VistaCreate makes graphic design so much quicker and easier for me, leaving me with more time to put back into my business. It has been such a force multiplier!
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Lisa Harvey
Lisa Harvey
owner of Content Perfection.
VistaCreate has massive functionality and I love that it’s just so easy to use. It allows my ideas to come to life. And that has helped me with selling my services and products to clients and prospects tenfold.
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Rick Blyth
Rick Blyth
Micro SaaS apps developer.
It’s just so quick to create graphics using VistaCreate that it almost feels like cheating. As everything is fully customizable, I’m able to quickly create designs consistent with my brand very quickly.”
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